August 2020–In Other News. . .

August 2020–In Other News. . .


CtK Currently Remains Closed. . .

Orders from the governor’s office and recommendations from the Office of the Bishop have led us to continue  suspension of in-person worship services and meetings until further notice.  At this time, worship services for Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 9:15am (worship, then fellowship) are offered online via Zoom; Thursday Noon Bible Study is also offered online each week.  It is hoped that the form of these online services will be meaningful to you.  (*For more information on Zoom webinars, please refer to the webinar links list below).

Christ the King Lutheran Church continues to need your financial support, especially in this time of need. Giving financially to Christ the King Lutheran Church is vital to continue these ministries that work to sustain and strengthen you and your faith in these trying times. You can give to Christ the King Lutheran Church in many ways. Visit for more information and links to give online.

During this unprecedented time in our lives, you are encouraged to do whatever you can to promote the public health, especially for those who are most vulnerable. If you are healthy and are able to help with grocery shopping, to run errands, or help in any other way, please email  He will do his best to connect those who have needs to those who have offered their help.

Remember to take care of yourselves. Go for walks. Laugh and talk with neighbors (from a safe distance and wearing your facemask). Wash your hands well and often. Enjoy the beauty of creation in which we live. Get off your computer and away from news and just read a book for a while. Play a board game. Take part in fun faith formation resources that we have available to you online at   Be patient, kind, and compassionate as always. Remember that this hardship will come to an end. Pray that it comes quickly.


* Webinar Links

Each Sunday until further notice, at 9:15am please join Pastor Tim for Sunday’s Worship Webinar and Fellowship. You can access Sunday’s worship webinar by clicking this link:

Fellowship Time after ALL of our worship services (Wednesdays and Sundays) can be accessed by clicking this link:

On Sunday, August 9th, an outdoor worship service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church starting at 9:15am! This worship service will ALSO be live streamed via Zoom using our usual Sunday worship link, so you can join us from home if you do not wish to be here in person. For more detailed info. and to sign up, click here.  You can also call Pastor Tim at 970-426-9681.

Each Thursday at Noon please join me for our Thursday Bible Study, where we are just finishing up our study on 2 Thessalonians. You can join me for that Bible Study by clicking this link:

If you have any trouble accessing these meeting sites, please let me know. You can email me at, or call at 970-426-9681.


Memories of the Corona Virus-19 Project

As the Covid-19 Pandemic rages on, it has become obvious that the CtK ComMission Team’s project to collect memories of the affect this pandemic has had on our church community should carry on; perhaps without a deadline.  In case you missed the first notification of the project, here is a brief synopsis and an invitation to join us in our effort to preserve something about this huge, historic event.

Covid-19 has changed all of our lives in some way: how we work (or don’t work), how we spend our free time (if we are not first responders or caregivers who don’t seem to get much free time), how we worship, how we stay in touch with each other, and so much more.  State and local rules to help us stop the spread of this infection, for which we have no cure and no vaccine, seem to change daily if not hourly.  The ComMission Team wonders how it has affected you and your family, how you have been coping with the circumstances, maybe even what new and wonderful things you have learned or decided to try during this challenging time.  So, send us your stories, poems, drawings, photography – anything that can be kept in a binder/book format in our Church Library.  Share your stories – happy, sad, funny, innovative, thoughtful, or insightful.  We welcome your input.

Please email your contributions to Megan Reid at  or regular mail to: 2403 Thomas Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.  Be sure to sign and date your contribution and let us know the best way to contact you if we have any questions.  Megan can also be reached at 970-247-2577.


CtK Membership Activities

The CtK Membership Team has been planning diligently for some upcoming activities in the near future to help keep CtK’ers connected while apart, all while keeping your utmost safety and health in mind.  They have planned several hiking excursions, nights “On the Town in Durango,” and CtK’s popular “Euchre Night.”  Here are a few activities comming up quickly:  on August 2nd, hike up Purgatory Flats; on September 19th, hike the Vallecito Trail.  All interested hikers are to meet at the CtK parking lot for a 9:00am departure.  Also in September, on the 26th, you can join fellow CtK’ers for a night on the town at 4 Leaves Winery in downtown Durango; be at the Winery by 5:00pm.

At this time, Euchre Night is being scheduled for the first Saturday of each month beginning at 7:00pm at CtK.  Bring a deck of cards, and a snack to share.

Please keep in mind that all planned activities are subject to change based on current Covid conditions, and masks and social distancing are expected to be practiced per County requirements at the time.  So be sure to keep an eye on the Save These Dates section below for the most current, up-to-date information.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Janeann at 480-201-5593.




Important Events:

 Please continue to check our CtK Website  for updates.   Unless otherwise noted, all worship services in August will be via Zoom — see above “Webinar Links” for more info, or email    Thank you!

Sunday, August 2 – Join fellow CtK’ers for a hike up Purgatory Flats.  We’ll meet at the CtK parking lot at 9:00 AM for departure.  For more info., contact Janeann at 480-201-5593.  And yes, please “mask up.”

Sunday, August 9 – An outdoor worship service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church starting at 9:15am! This worship service will ALSO be live streamed via Zoom using our usual Sunday worship link, so you can join us from home if you do not wish to be here in person. For more detailed info. and to sign up, click here.

Friday, August 14 – CtK volunteers are needed to work at the Habitat Build.  It will be at the usual place, Fox Farms in Bayfield.  At this time, work includes trimming, shelving, and painting. For more detailed info., you can email Rap Fairley at or call her at 410-474-3571.





August 2020 — In Our Prayers

August 2020 — In Our Prayers

Please keep the following Military men and women in your prayers…

To add or remove names from this list, please contact Janeann Jones

  • 1st Lt. Mitch Bugaj stationed in Germany–Nephew of Ronnie Zaday
  • Major Ryan Bankhead—Brother of Eryn Orlowski
  • Sgt. John Dee—Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • Sgt. Chris Gomez—Nephew of BJ and Danny Pierce
  • Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) Airman Paul Herr—Nephew of Gary & Carol Orlowski
  • Hugh Jones, Jr. Sailor—Son of Rick & Janeann Jones
  • Sgt. Brandon Minser —Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • LCDR Andy Schaaf—Son of Merilee and Mark Fleming
  • Major Clayton Stransky—Nephew of Kip and Laura Stransky
  • Technical Sgt. & Special Air Force Agent Stephen Van Dover—Nephew of Nancy Van Dover

CtK family & friends who are in need of prayer…

To add or remove names from this list, please contact Linda White

  • Julie Williams
  • Laura Stransky
  • Dottie Johnson
  • Larry & Lauren Rardin
  • Beverly and Paul Dittmer
  • Mary Southworth
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • LuLu Mae Hess
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • CtK’s ministry and partnership with both the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ and San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Zaculeu, Guatemala.
  • CtK’s Homebound Ministry and all those who serve our homebound members through this ministry.
  • Mandy Gardner, CtK’s Director of Faith Formation.  She was approved for Endorsement by the Rocky Mountain Synod.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
  • All the front-line workers striving to keep Durango and our surrounding community safe, healthy, fed, educated, and mentally and spiritually fulfilled during the Covid-19 crisis.  May God bless and protect EVERYONE!
August 2020 Fellowship Group News

August 2020 Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters

The Piecemaker Quilters have suspended their meetings until further notice due to covid-19 However, in keeping with their ministry of reaching out and helping others by way of their craft, many of the quilters have been busy making much-needed facemasks.  If you would like to join them in this ministry or need a mask, please contact the coordinator, Carol Orlowski .  The Piecemakers regularly meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm in the CtK Community Hall.   We look forward to seeing everyone soon!  So stay tuned for future meeting times or contact Judy, 970-247-2582 for more information.  Till then, stay safe and well. Thank you.


CtK Book Club

The CtK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the CtK Library. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, we are suspending our meetings until further notice.  So stay tuned for future meeting times or contact Stella Welcher at 970-903-9327 for more information.  Till then, be safe and well. Thank you.

August 2020 Bible Studies

August 2020 Bible Studies


Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets on Mondays from 5:30-7:15pm in the Chapel. We are currently studying “The Untethered Soul: the journey beyond yourself” by Michael Singer.  NOTE:  Meetings are currently suspended until further noticeFor more information, contact Sharyn Butler, 970-759-6355.


Great Ol’ Broads of God (GoBoGs)

GoBoGs invites you to join them in study and fellowship. They meet at CtK in the classrooms W6/W7 each Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm. (The first Monday of each month is dedicated to Share The Care, GoBoGs’ outreach mission.) They are currently studying “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans. NOTE:  During the health crisis, they are conferencing via Zoom at 592-847-8387 , the password for this meeting is Testify.  Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Kayla Hefner, 970-759-1636.

Midweek Bible Study led by Pastor Tim

Bible Study class meets each Thursday from 12:00-1:15 PM  in the CtK Community Hall.  However, class is currently conferencing via Zoom.   You can  join Pastor Tim  for class by clicking this link: Pastor Tim is currently discussing 2nd Timothy.   After that will be Titus. Our discussions are engaging and span a variety of topics.  Please “zoom in!”


Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”)

The Khuvara Women’s Group are currently reading the book “What’s So Amazing About Grace” by Phillip Yangtze. All women are welcome, and we gladly invite new members to join us. We meet each Thursday at 1:30 pm in the CtK Library. For more information, contact Stella Welcher.  NOTE:  Meetings are currently suspended until further notice.


Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

Currently the Spiritual Study Group is reading and studying “Consider the Women,” a provocative guide to three matriarchs of the Bible.   The Spiritual Study Group meets weekly on Thursdays at 3:00 pm in the Welcome Center.  Please join us for lively, enriching discussions! For more information, contact Aurora Rose.   NOTE:  Meetings are currently suspended until further notice.

August 2020 — Social Ministry News

August 2020 — Social Ministry News

CtK’s Habitat Update — It’s a Date!

Yes!  Even under these trying conditions, the Habitat Build 2020 is up and running.  We are now organizing CtK volunteers to work at the Habitat Build on Friday, August 14th.  It will be at the usual place, Fox Farms in Bayfield.  At this time, work includes trimming, shelving, and painting.
Due to the pandemic, Habitat has instituted a number of new protocols for working on site.  The first being, if you have already had COVID and are recovered, Habitat asks you wait until their 2021 Build to participate.  If this does not apply to you, and you are interested, a copy of their protocols can be sent to you.  You can then decide if you would be comfortable working on the house.  Also note, this will be a week day, not our usual Saturday.  Another change, just for this year, CtK will NOT be providing lunch.  Everyone is asked to bring his/her own lunch.
Those wanting to volunteer please contact Rap Fairley either by phone, 410-474-3571, or email at  She will send you a copy of Habitat’s Protocols, answer your questions, and sign you up if you would like to volunteer.  Note:  Sign up is limited to 7 people this year.
Take care,
Rap Fairley
CtK Social Ministry Committee